Worlds Of Flow

Author: Olivier Darrigol
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198568438
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This book provides the first fully-fledged history of hydrodynamics, including lively accounts of the concrete problems of hydraulics, navigation, blood circulation, meteorology, and aeronautics that motivated the main conceptual innovations. Richly illustrated, technically competent, and philosophically sensitive, it should attract a broad audience and become a standard reference for any one interested in fluid mechanics.

Cats Paws And Catapults Mechanical Worlds Of Nature And People

Author: Steven Vogel
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393352951
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"Full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things to both scientists and non-scientists alike."—R. McNeill Alexander, Nature Nature and humans build their devices with the same earthly materials and use them in the same air and water, pulled by the same gravity. Why, then, do their designs diverge so sharply? Humans, for instance, love right angles, while nature's angles are rarely right and usually rounded. Our technology goes around on wheels—and on rotating pulleys, gears, shafts, and cams—yet in nature only the tiny propellers of bacteria spin as true wheels. Our hinges turn because hard parts slide around each other, whereas nature's hinges (a rabbit's ear, for example) more often swing by bending flexible materials. In this marvelously surprising, witty book, Steven Vogel compares these two mechanical worlds, introduces the reader to his field of biomechanics, and explains how the nexus of physical law, size, and convenience of construction determine the designs of both people and nature. "This elegant comparison of human and biological technology will forever change the way you look at each."—Michael LaBarbera, American Scientist

The Forbidden Worlds Of Haruki Murakami

Author: Matthew Carl Strecher
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452943060
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In an “other world” composed of language—it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest—a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami’s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts—people without names or pasts, fantastic animals, half-animals, and talking machines that traverse the dark psychic underworld of this writer’s extraordinary fiction. Fervently acclaimed worldwide, Murakami’s wildly imaginative work in many ways remains a mystery, its worlds within worlds uncharted territory. Finally in this book readers will find a map to the strange realm that grounds virtually every aspect of Murakami’s writing. A journey through the enigmatic and baffling innermost mind, a metaphysical dimension where Murakami’s most bizarre scenes and characters lurk, The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami exposes the psychological and mythological underpinnings of this other world. Matthew Carl Strecher shows how these considerations color Murakami’s depictions of the individual and collective soul, which constantly shift between the tangible and intangible but in this literary landscape are undeniably real. Through these otherworldly depths The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami also charts the writer’s vivid “inner world,” whether unconscious or underworld (what some Japanese critics call achiragawa, or “over there”), and its connectivity to language. Strecher covers all of Murakami’s work—including his efforts as a literary journalist—and concludes with the first full-length close reading of the writer’s newest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

The Worlds Of Japanese Popular Culture

Author: Dolores Martinez
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521637299
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International team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines.

Echoes Of Other Worlds Sound In Virtual Reality

Author: Tom A. Garner
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319657089
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This book explores the nature and importance of sound in virtual reality (VR). Approaching the subject from a holistic perspective, the book delivers an emergent framework of VR sound. This framework brings together numerous elements that collectively determine the nature of sound in VR; from various aspects of VR technology, to the physiological and psychological complexities of the user, to the wider technological, historical and sociocultural issues. Garner asks, amongst other things: what is the meaning of sound? How have fictional visions of VR shaped our expectations for present technology? How can VR sound hope to evoke the desired responses for such an infinitely heterogeneous user base? This book if for those with an interest in sound and VR, who wish to learn more about the great complexities of the subject and discover the contemporary issues from which future VR will surely advance.

Making Sense Of Place

Author: Ian Convery
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843838990
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Essays dealing with the question of how "sense of place" is constructed, in a variety of locations and media.

Worlds Of The Future

Author: Bernard S. Phillips
Editor: Merrill Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Worlds Of Making

Author: Laura Fleming
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483382842
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Makerspaces: Your questions answered here! Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!

Volcanic Worlds

Author: Rosaly M.C. Lopes
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540004318
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Written by active research scientists who study the volcanism of Earth and of other planets, the contributions provide the first general review of volcanic activity throughout the Solar System. Successive chapters describe past and present volcanic activity as it is observed throughout the Solar System. These chapters relate to readers not only our present knowledge of volcanism throughout the Solar System but also how frontline scientists working in this field conduct their research.

The Twisted Worlds Of Philip K Dick

Author: Umberto Rossi
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486295
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Philip K. Dick was one of the most popular science fiction novelists of the 20th century, but the contradictory and wily writer has troubled critics who attempt encompassing explanations of his work. This book examines Dick’s writing through the lens of ontological uncertainty, providing a comparative map of his oeuvre, tracing both the interior connections between books and his allusive intertextuality. Topics covered include time travel, alternate worlds, androids and simulacra, finite subjective realities and schizophrenia. Twenty novels are explored in detail, including titles that have received scant critical attention. Some of his most important short stories and two of his realist novels are also examined, providing a general introduction to Dick’s body of work.

Flow Gesture And Spaces In Free Jazz

Author: Guerino Mazzola
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540921958
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Free jazz, as performed by such artists as John Coltrone and Archie Shepp, is a creative, collaborative art form. This book examines free jazz and develops geometric theories of gestures and distributed identities, also known as swarm intelligence.

Against The Flow

Author: Peter Abbs
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415297929
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This book calls for education to become an end in itself, as opposed to the means to an end, and for a place to be found in contemporary education for the spiritual, the aesthetic and the ethical.

Restoring The Flow

Author: Robert W. Sandford
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781897522523
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Try as we might, parts of North America may not escape the impacts of the global water crisis. The same kinds of water supply and quality issues that have appeared around our crowded planet are already beginning to present themselves here. Unfortunately, this is occurring at a time when, as a direct result of declining global food production, the world is beginning to rely more heavily than ever on agricultural communities in North America to help meet increasingly unattainable food-production goals. Instead of waiting for a water crisis of our own, North Americans may well wish to put the lessons learned elsewhere in the world into active practice. Passionately conceived, clearly written and citing concrete examples from all over the world, Restoring the Flow is an approachable yet authoritative source, one of the many implements concerned citizens, government officials, businesspeople and policymakers can use and reuse in understanding and addressing this ever-growing global crisis.

The Real Prophet Of Doom Kismet Introduction Pendulum Flow

Author: Dwayne W. Anderson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491753188
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If The COSMOS could be divided into QUADRANTS of CONSTELLATIONS, look for LIFE on OTHER PLANETS; in, QUADRANTS `-23, `-32; and, `-13!!!!!~ A “NEW” `-KIND OF “NUMEROLOGY”; CALLED “PENDULUM FLOW” - IT’S WITH `-GOD’S INNER/OUTER WORKINGS `-WITH; AND, `-FROM; HIS `-DIVINE “HOLY(-)SPIRIT”!!!!!~ “PENDULUM LEVEL” = “CHANGE”!!!!!~ “CHANCE” = “PENDULUM FLOW”!!!!!~ “PENDULUM FLOW” = “`-CLOCKWORK”; OF, THE UNIVERSAL `-GOD’S; `-”HOLY(-)SPIRIT”!!!!!~ A “NEW” KIND OF `-NUMEROLOGY; THAT IS NOT, `-OF THE OCCULT; AS, IT IS NO LONGER CONCEALED; BUT IS REVEALED, `-BY `-GOD; AND, HIS DIVINE “HOLY(-)SPIRIT”; AND IS OF COURSE, OF A “RIGHTEOUS”; AND, `”DIVINE” `-INTERVENTION; `-OF `-GOD’S `-HAND-`!!!!!~ (“IT IS THE GLORY OF `-GOD TO CONCEAL A MATTER, BUT THE `-GLORY OF KINGS IS TO SEARCH OUT A MATTER.” (PROVERBS 25:2)!!!!!~ (=) RECIPROCAL-SEQUENCE’ -{(252)}-) `-WHOM, WAS TO BE `-SITTING; AT, THE “RIGHT” `HAND; OF `-GOD, `UPON; `-HIS RESURRECTION (=) `-“JESUS CHRIST”!!!!!~ `AND; `-WHOM, WAS `-EVERYTHING; `CREATED, `-WITH, AND; `-THROUGH (=) THE UNIVERSAL FATHER `-GOD’S SON (=) `-“JESUS CHRIST”!!!!!~ `-A; “PENDULUM FLOW”!!!!!~’ There is the -”THEORY of EVOLUTION”!!!!!~ There is ALSO, The -THEORY; and/or, LAW; of “CARDINAL NUMBERS”!!!!!!~ These NUMBERS; ALL PROVE, -that; there, is `-a; -`UNIVERSAL `-GOD, `-that `-EXISTS!!!!!~ The `”THEORY”; and/or, `”LAW” of `”CARDINAL NUMBERS”!!!!!~ `-It `-BEATS; `”-EVOLUTION-”!!!!!~ `-GOD’S “HOLY(-)SPIRIT” (=) `-A/THE 360 INVERSE SPHERICAL/SPIRITUAL LAW OF FORCE!!!!!~ ({/}) `-A/THE 360 INVERSE SPHERICAL/SPIRITUAL LAW OF RECIPROCITY!!!!!~ `-MATHEMATICAL “PENDULUM FLOW” EQUATION: [IF (a); AND/OR, (b) EQUALS (0 -to- 9); AND, IF (a) DOES NOT EQUAL (b); AND/OR, IF (b) DOES NOT EQUAL (a); THEN, {(ab) = RECIPROCAL = (ba)} (=) `-GOD’S `ACTIVE “SPIRIT” `FORCE (=) GOD’S `LAW OF `RECIPROCITY]!!!!!~ “THE PURE LANGUAGE `-NUMEROLOGY” (=) THE EQUATIONS OF `“-PENDULUM FLOW”!!!!!~

Computational Turbulent Incompressible Flow

Author: Johan Hoffman
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540465316
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This is Volume 4 of the book series of the Body and Soul mathematics education reform program. It presents a unified new approach to computational simulation of turbulent flow starting from the general basis of calculus and linear algebra of Vol 1-3. The book puts the Body and Soul computational finite element methodology in the form of General Galerkin (G2) up against the challenge of computing turbulent solutions of the inviscid Euler equations and the Navier-Stokes equations with small viscosity. This is an outstanding textbook presenting plenty of new material with an excellent pedagogical approach.

Eternity And Time S Flow

Author: Robert C. Neville
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791415993
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Neville returns eternity to the center of consideration by analyzing the obsessive culture that attempts to get along denying it; and he analyzes the nature of time's flow itself, the nature of divine eternity, and the subtle problems of personal immortality. He argues that time and eternity constitute one topic and that, therefore, time itself is beyond understanding, beyond personal grasp, and beyond civilized orientation without a proper comprehension of eternity.

Poems Of Two Worlds

Author: Reginald B. Span
Editor:
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Flow

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448177707
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What really makes people glad to be alive? What are the inner experiences that make life worthwhile? For more than two decades Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studied those states in which people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. His studies revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is 'flow' - a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to complete absorption in an activity and results in the achievement of a perfect state of happiness. Flow has become the classic work on happiness and a major contribution to contemporary psychology. It examines such timeless issues as the challenge of lifelong learning; family relationships; art, sport and sex as 'flow'; the pain of loneliness; optimal use of free time; and how to make our lives meaningful.

Dune Worlds

Author: Ralph D. Lorenz
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540897259
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This book describes how sand dunes work, why they are the way they are in different settings, and how they are being studied. Particular attention is paid to their formation and appearance elsewhere in the solar system. New developments in knowledge about dunes make for an interesting story – like the dunes themselves, dune science is dynamic – and the visual appeal of Aeolian geomorphology ensures that this is an attractive volume. The book is divided into 4 parts, the first of which introduces dunes as a planetary phenomenon, showing a landscape reflecting the balance of geological processes – volcanism, impact, tectonics, erosion, deposition of sediments. Dunes are then considered as emergent dynamical systems: the interaction of sand and wind conspires to generate very characteristic and reproducible shapes. Analogies are given with other emergent structures such as patterned ground before the influence of dunes on desert peoples and infrastructure is studied, together with their use as forensic climatological indicators. Dune Physics is looked at with regard to the mechanics of sand, the physics of wind, saltation – interaction of sand and air – dunes versus ripples and transverse Aeolian ridges, the classification of dune morphology and the sources and sinks of sand. Dune Trafficability considers soil mechanics, effects on mobility on Earth, Mars and elsewhere. In the second part, Earth, Mars, Titan and other moons and planets are examined, beginning with a survey of the major deserts and dunefields on Earth. The authors then turn to Mars and its environment, sediment type, dune stratigraphy, sediment source and sinks and the association of dunes with topographic features. Titan follows - its thick, cold atmosphere, methane dampness, low gravity, morphology – interaction with topography and the implications of dunes for climate and winds. Dunes elsewhere conclude this part. There are few dunefields on Venus, but there is a .possibility of Aeolian transport on Triton and volcanic-related windstreaks on Io.